A Blueprint for Meeting the Needs of Girls in TYC Custody

Document Date: May 24, 2007
Affiliate: ACLU of Texas
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Drawing on intensive on-site research, this report describes the conditions of confinement experienced by girls in the custody of the Texas Youth Commission (TYC). In TYC’s massive juvenile prisons, a harsh regime of control and punishment not only fails to rehabilitate girls, but exacerbates past trauma and inflicts additional damage on confined children.

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